US$1 Billion sustainable hyperscale data center construction begins in South Africa

US$1 Billion sustainable hyperscale data center construction begins in South Africa

Vantage Data Centers, a global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, has announced it has begun construction of its first African campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, leveraging a US$1 billion investment from existing financial partners. The 80MW campus will be in Johannesburg’s Waterfall City, a thriving business and data center ecosystem in the heart of […]

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 SA: Vodacom launches recycled Sim cards

SA: Vodacom launches recycled Sim cards

Vodacom South Africa is launching Sim cards made from recycled plastic to reduce the harm they cause to the environment. The mobile operator said on Wednesday that the new “Eco-Sim cards” will be available in the “half-sized format” and will progressively replace Sim cards made from new plastic. “The Eco-Sim launch in South Africa forms […]

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 Netflix subscriptions increases in third quarter of 2021

Netflix subscriptions increases in third quarter of 2021

Netflix subscriptions picked up in the third quarter of 2021 as non-English language shows continued to be the streaming platform’s best performers. The US firm added 4.4 million users in the three months to 30 September, more than double the previous quarter. Korean TV series Squid Game was its biggest hit, watched by 142 million […]

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 FINTECH: An overview

FINTECH: An overview

Did you know banking and financial services began with merchants who gave grain loans to farmers and traders who carried goods between cities? This was around 2000 BC in Assyria, India and Sumeria (south Mesopotamia). Later, lenders based in temples in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire lent money, accepted deposits and changed money. All these were done quite manually. Even […]

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 Xiaomi sets up first West-African office in Accra

Xiaomi sets up first West-African office in Accra

Global technology giant, Xiaomi (MI) has officially launched its first flagship store in Ghana on October 16, 2021. The shop which is located at the Spintex road in Accra is the first in the West Africa sub-region according to the managers of the Chinese company is a game-changer because of affordability and the unmatched quality […]

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 Xiaomi to mass produce its own electric cars by 2024

Xiaomi to mass produce its own electric cars by 2024

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said the Chinese smartphone maker will mass produce its own cars in the first half of 2024, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. The comments, which were made at a investor event, were first reported by local media and later confirmed by the company. Zang Ziyuan, a director in Xiaomi’s international marketing […]

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 MTN Ghana Foundation supports startups and seed capital

MTN Ghana Foundation supports startups and seed capital

MTN Ghana Foundation has supported girls liberated from Trokosi shrines in parts of the Volta Region and given vocational skill training at Baptist Vocational Training Institute. Baptist Vocational Institute located at Frankadua in Asuogyaman District in the Eastern region was established by Ghana Baptist Convention in 1998 after the practice was abolished, to provide vocational […]

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 Google Starts Disbursing $10 million  in Low-Interest Loans in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria

Google Starts Disbursing $10 million in Low-Interest Loans in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria

Google Kenya announced a disbursement of $10 million to support the economic recovery of small and medium enterprises across Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria during their virtual Google Kenya event. h Previously, the investment has been made official by Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai in an online Google for Africa event. The plan is to […]

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 M-Pesa reaches 50 million monthly active customers

M-Pesa reaches 50 million monthly active customers

M-Pesa, a mobile money service, announced today that it has reached 50 million monthly active customers strengthening its position as Africa’s largest fintech. Launched more than 14 years ago in Kenya, M-Pesa is today available in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, DRC, Lesotho, Ghana and Egypt. The milestone comes just 18 months after Safaricom and Vodacom launched […]

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